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Newell Succeeds Giles As Selector

Mick Newell
Mick Newell (centre, in red) has replaced Ashley Giles on England's selection panel
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Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell has become a member of England's four-man selection panel and will replace Ashley Giles, who has decided to step down.

Giles was a national selector during his tenure as England's limited overs coach and was recently overlooked for the head coach job which went to Peter Moores.

Newell joins National Selector James Whitaker, Moores and Angus Fraser on the new selection panel.

Newell, who was also in the frame for the head coach job, led Nottinghamshire to the Yorkshire Bank 40 title last season which came on the back of LV= County Championship wins in 2005 and 2010.

The 49-year-old has also coached the England Lions and Under-19 teams on winter tours.

"Ashley Giles has informed ECB today that he intends to step down from the panel and I would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the England cause over the past six years both as a selector, and more recently as our Limited Overs Coach," Whitaker said.

"We welcome Mick to the panel and his passion, cricketing knowledge and in-depth understanding of our county game will be invaluable as we seek to identify potential international talent and develop outstanding England teams across all three formats of the game," he added.

Newell added: "It’s a tremendous privilege and a great honour to be invited to join the England selection panel and I am really looking forward to working more closely with James, Peter and Angus.

"I would also like to thank Nottinghamshire CCC for their support in allowing me to take on this role and play a part in shaping the future direction of the England team."

The panel's first task will be to pick a squad to play Sri Lanka, who tour England for a Twenty20 International, five One-Day Internationals and two Tests in May and June.

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